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These artists use our products

We are proud and honored to have these great folks as our friends.
And they really like our products!
Please feel free to click on the links to their websites
to hear more about these fine folks and their music.

Some of our Custom Shop clients include: Gregg Allman, Keith Urban (thru Danocaster Guitars), Will Ray ( The Hellecasters), Seymour Duncan, Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Nels Cline (Wilco), Justin Sharbono (Soul Asylum), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Redd Volkaert, Ronny North, and Jackson Browne (thru Asher Guitars) to name a few.

We supply guitar players of all backgrounds and level of prominence. Meaning; we are here for you, the guitar player that wants and needs something different to personalize your instrument and sound.


Joe Bonamassa:
He's holding an uber rare Leo Fender creation, a G&L S-300.
This rare guitar is owned by Tone-Guard® founder Wayne Richman.
Pic taken at a private guitar club meeting, Dec. 2014.


Gregg Allman uses a Tone-Guard® on his guitar.
Pic taken at The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA, April 28, 2015.


The famous Seymour Duncan himself! What a legend! What a super nice guy!
He likes our parts and has had us do restoration work for his personal '58 P-Bass guard and Jazzmaster.
On May 30, 2012, Seymour W. Duncan wrote: "you do such great work... you can quote me on that too... ! "
Pic taken at NAMM 2015.


Jackson Browne and Me (Tone-Guard®) at Asher Guitars.
Jackson requested a custom guard for one of his guitars.


(LtoR) Ronny North, Howard Leese (Heart), Wayne (Tone-Guard®)
These fine Gents use my Custom Knobs and Control Covers.

Howard Leese
Howard Leese Gear 2014

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Check out Chris' new CD dropping March 27, 2015!

Ronny North and his custom knobs; we made them for him.

Wayne (Tone-Guard®), Steve Morse (Deep Purple) @NAMM


Andy Fraser of FREE. Passed away 3/16/15 - R.I.P. My Friend.

A comment from Redd Volkaert posted on the TDPRI.
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Steve Trovato and me at the LsL Booth @ NAMM
Steve Trovato at NAMM 2013

Terence Reis - Dire Straits / Lead Guitarist & Vocals


The guitars I use at the moment are an amalgamation of a number of different companies that I think are fantastic. The necks I use are from a company called Musikraft which are absolutely out of this world, I cannot say enough about them. My years of working with them have also turned me over to using stainless steel frets as well which is lovely.
The bodies I’m using at the moment are
Warmoth chambered bodies. They retain all the tone but have a little more voice I find, In fact the strat body I am using is actually mahogany but because it’s chambered you don’t feel like you have a railway sleeper around you. The scratch plates I am using are made by Tone Guard they use brass and aluminium so you don’t have shielding problems. The tele I’m using is swamp ash and also chambered.
I was also very lucky to have
Tom Anderson build some custom wound pickups. I was struggling to saddle those heavy output Schechter ‘tunnel of love’ style 14k pickups. I was wondering what I was going to do however Tom made them up easily as he used to make them back in the day. I use slightly eccentric switching systems on my guitars as well. I use toggle switches instead of sliding switches so I have an enormous array of colours and tones at my disposal. Because I’m singing and playing at the same time I don’t have the luxury of looking down at the floor and hit loads of pedals so I need that versatility and a lot of this is in my guitars.

* reprinted from article dated Aug. 23, 2011

Link to article:

Brian Wooten, guitarist for the Trace Adkins Band.

Craig Heyde, guitarist for the band; Union of Saints.

Craig said; "Your pickguards have exceeded my expectations in every way".

Will Ray, The Master Hellecaster - The Hellecasters

When Will was asked about how he felt about making this huge (insert laugh here) endorsement deal, his response was:

“Sure, if you wanna do an "endorsement" thing, fine with me.
I've always liked your stuff.

Whether it’s Blues, Country or Rock n’ Roll, Will has it covered.
He kicks butt on the guitar. Check out his music, you won’t
beleive your ears. I’m still amazed!